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Robert Downey Jr Goes Home in Trailer for David Dobkin's 'The Judge'

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June 19, 2014
Source: YouTube

The Judge Trailer

"We need to establish a firm defense." Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer David Dobkin's The Judge, produced by and starring Robert Downey Jr. in a more dramatic role than we're used to. RDJ plays a hotshot lawyer who returns home to his small town to discover that his father, played by Robert Duvall, is going to court over murder. Of course there's a lot of father-son bonding and other life-affirming moments of sadness and joy, but despite all the schmaltz, this actually looks pretty damn good. Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga are all in the cast, too. Give this trailer a minute to build, by the end you might be impressed enough to say you're interested in seeing this.

Here's the first full trailer for David Dobkin's The Judge, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube:

The Judge is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and writte by Bill Dubuque (of upcoming projects like The Accountant and The Headhunter's Calling). Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Oscar winner Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air) also stars in the film. Warner Bros will release The Judge starting on October 10th this fall. Below we've added the first official poster for The Judge, also released by Warner Bros with this first trailer.

The Judge Poster

"My father's a lot of unpleasant things, a murderer is not one of them." For more, visit the film's Facebook.

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  • DAVIDPD
    UGH...Downey Jr. is a great actor...lol.
  • AG99
    It looks interesting if you like the actors and slow-moving character studies. Maybe not so much if you don't. I like RDJ so I'm looking forward to this.
  • Xerxexx
    Definite will see. Looks great. Why was fs.net down!?
    • DAVIDPD
      I would like to know this too. I am in Korea, so I typically visit the site in off hours, and lately it has been shut down at night here.
      • Xerxexx
        I read Major technical issues...sounds there is a story there.
    • Fox
      Server went down I think - check Alex's twitter posts.
    • Nash
      The showed a WordPress install screen for hours. Rather tricky...
  • backwardsprogress
    I don't know why but its so hard to try and not see this guy as Ironman.
  • Nash
    Nope. Too many stereotypes and far-fetched sub-plots...
  • http://filmmuseik.synthasite.com Doug
    Looks cheesy to me. Bland and full of cliches and the same overused scenes of family drama.

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